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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties M|Counties M]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Medina County'' <br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties M|Counties M]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Medina County'' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Medina County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.medinacountytexas.org/ips/cms Medina County Courthouse]<br> 2516 McHaughten<br> Hondo, TX 78861<br> Phone: 830.741.6041<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from<br> 1903, marriage, probate and land records from<br> 1848 and court records from 1876<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Medina County, Texas. Page 670 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.medinacountytexas.org/ips/cms Medina County Courthouse]<br> 1100 16th Street<br> Hondo, TX 78861<br> Phone: 830.741.6000<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from<br> 1903, marriage, probate and land records from<br> 1848 and court records from 1876<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Medina County, Texas. Page 670 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''County Clerk'''
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1100 16th St. Rm 109<br>Hondo 78861<br>Phone: 830-741-6040<br>Fax: 830-741-6015
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'''District Clerk'''
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1100 16th St. Rm 209<br>Hondo 78861-1841<br>Phone: 830-741-6070<br>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Medina, Castroville|place|disp=Castroville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Medina, Devine|place|disp=Devine}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Medina, D'Hanis|place|disp=D'Hanis}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Medina, Hondo|place|disp=Hondo}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Medina, La Coste|place|disp=La Coste}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Medina, Lytle|place|disp=Lytle}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Medina, Natalia|place|disp=Natalia}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Medina, Yancey|place|disp=Yancey}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Atascosa County, Texas|Atascosa]]  
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[[Atascosa County, Texas Genealogy|Atascosa]] {{•}} [[Bandera County, Texas Genealogy|Bandera]] {{•}} [[Bexar County, Texas Genealogy|Bexar]] {{•}} [[Frio County, Texas Genealogy|Frio]] {{•}} [[Uvalde County, Texas Genealogy|Uvalde]] {{•}} [[Zavala County, Texas Genealogy|Zavala]]  
*[[Bandera County, Texas|Bandera]]  
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*[[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]]  
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*[[Frio County, Texas|Frio]]  
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*[[Uvalde County, Texas|Uvalde]]  
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*[[Zavala County, Texas|Zavala]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2682 Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Medina+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Medina/ListMedina.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmedina/Cemeteries/cemeteries.htm Medina County Cemeteries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Medina County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/medina/medintoc.htm Medina County Cemeteries]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1389983 Texas Naturalization Records &nbsp;1906-1989] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch Record Collection
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/medina/land/medina.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.  
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[[Image:Txmedina.jpg|500px|Txmedina.jpg]] <br> <br>
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*1838 - 1900 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*1845 - 1848 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Medina}}
  
 
*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.  
 
*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
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''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection''<br>''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;-&nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*1814 - 1909 and 1966 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949337 Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681049 Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1930157 Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection
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*[http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Death Certificates 1890-1976] available online.
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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===== Divorce  =====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968 - 2005&nbsp;] (index)&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2038378 Texas Divorce Index &nbsp;1968-2010] &nbsp; &nbsp;FamilySearch records<br>
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*1968-2010 {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Medina County Historical Society'''<br>Post Office Box 306<br>206 North Elmwood Street<br> Medina, Ohio 44258-0306<br>Email:[mailto:mchs@zoominternet.ne]<br><br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Hondo Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Hondo Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmedina/ Medina County TXGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/medina/medintoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Project]
  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Medina|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Medina|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 19:12, 30 January 2016

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Guide to Medina County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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County Seat Hondo
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Contents

County Courthouse

Medina County Courthouse
1100 16th Street
Hondo, TX 78861
Phone: 830.741.6000

County Clerk has birth and death records from
1903, marriage, probate and land records from
1848 and court records from 1876[1]

County Clerk

1100 16th St. Rm 109
Hondo 78861
Phone: 830-741-6040
Fax: 830-741-6015

District Clerk

1100 16th St. Rm 209
Hondo 78861-1841
Phone: 830-741-6070

History

Parent County

1848--Medina County was created 12 February 1848 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Hondo [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Medina County border changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Atascosa  • Bandera  • Bexar  • Frio  • Uvalde  • Zavala

Real CountyBandera CountyKendall CountyComal CountyBexar CountyMedina CountyUvalde CountyZavala CountyFrio CountyAtascosa CountyWilson CountyTX MEDINA.JPG

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves



Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.


Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Medina County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Medina County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records


Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Medina County Historical Society
Post Office Box 306
206 North Elmwood Street
Medina, Ohio 44258-0306
Email:[1]

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Medina County, Texas. Page 670 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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